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"PR on Purpose"

Karen Morris

Creative Director | Underground Communications

Sydney, Australia

I run a boutique Public Relations agency in Sydney. Our focus is on helping conscious businesses share their purpose and story with the wider community, with an emphasis on Corporate Social Responsibility. I have a goal to change corporate culture to ensure that organisations work with a more ethical approach to their impact on all  … [see more]

"Passionate Do-er"

Margaret Cheng

People, Culture & Engagement Lead | TEDxSydney

Sydney, Australia

I thrive on diversity of work and finding and delivering creative solutions to challenges. I am a passionate program delivery specialist with a proven track record of delivering innovative solutions, and major operational improvements to bring efficiency and quality. I have demonstrated success bringing to life large scale and critical projects/events in ambiguous operating environments.  … [see more]

"Doing well, while doing good"

Jose Adrian Gabriel-Camacho

Creador de Redes | Workósfera

Puebla, Mexico

I was born in African Safari amongst lions and giraffes therefore I grew up with a love for nature and questioning our humanity's footprint and the impact we have to the environment. I've lived in Mexico for most of my life but I have spent many years abroad. Recently I lived in Australia where I  … [see more]

"Ideas excite me!"

Joan Margaret Anderson

Editor | SGI (Soka Gakkai International)

Tokyo, Japan

I have been in Japan for nearly 20 years, working for the SGI Buddhist association which has been an excellent place to encounter interesting people from around the world. The challenge of communicating what socially engaged, community based Buddhism is has kept me busy and as my language skills have improved, and my love of  … [see more]

"Putting the Culture back into Agriculture"

Robert Pekin

Founder & CiEiO | Food Connect

Brisbane, Australia

Born and bred on a dairy farm in Western Victoria, later to return to continue the family farm after a 10 year stint as an aircraft maintenance engineer, marine service proprietor, contract musterer, builders labourer, truck driver, mechanic and hydraulics technician. Since returning to farming my life has been committed to putting agriculture on a  … [see more]

Elena Crescia

Director of Ideas

Sao Paulo, Brazil

I am searching for ways to change the world with the power of ideas. Founder of Portfolia. Founder of Editora de Ideias. President of Net Impact Sao Paulo Chapter. Curator and organizer of TEDxJardins & TEDxJardinsWomen. Curator and organizer of TEDxSãoPaulo & TEDxSãoPauloWomen. Passionate about impact investment, social entrepreneurship, sustainability, social finance, gov 2.0, Latin  … [see more]

Laura Gomez

Editor | KLASSIK MAGAZINE

Barcelona, Spain

Founder, Publisher & Curator of KLASSIK MAGAZINE INTERNATIONAL Previously VIP Relations Manager and Communications Manager at Markowicz Art Fine Gallery, Miami, Fl … [see more]

"investing in the present through paying attention and growing collective interest"

Tammy Meyer

Advocate | the Commons

Vancouver, Canada

I am deeply concerned about the state of the world, and am inspired to connect and share with others who are working towards the 'common good'. Through generative, authentic and thoughtful conversations 'for the record', I am motivated to better understand the conditions that give rise to our challenges, and create spaces for people to  … [see more]

"entertain/ educate/ illuminate"

Teri Orr

curator/alchemist/ex director | park city institute

Park City, Utah, United States

I curate and present performing arts and more, in multiple venues, in this old mining town turned four season world class resort. I love introducing new ideas to my small town that is connected internationally. I am a former editor of the local newspaper here and still write a weekly column (sometimes weakly) as I  … [see more]

"Advocating for young stroke survivors"

Roberto D'Angelo

CEO | FightTheStroke.org

Milano, Italy

At Microsoft since 1998, I'm now Director of Online Learning in Microsoft Italy while I'm leading the FightTheStroke.org organization about helping young stroke survivors of the world to have a better life. Here are my wife and I giving a TED talk on Fighting the Stroke: https://www.ted.com/talks/roberto_d_angelo_francesca_fedeli_in_our_baby_s_illness_a_life_lesson … [see more]

"Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those doing it."

CieJai Zarb

Partnerships Manager | Sydney Opera House

Sydney, Australia

I'm a Partnership Manager driven by a passion for business, meaningful connections and results. I am always looking for ways to bring brands to life through the creation of unique and engaging experiences. I’m passionate about creating partnerships that are win-win-win. I have been fortunate enough to work in a range of different sectors including  … [see more]

"Know better; Do better."

Kate van Doore

Lecturer

Brisbane, Australia

I am a lawyer and academic working in the field of international children's rights and human trafficking. I am also the co-founder of the international NGO, Forget Me Not, working in Nepal, Uganda and India to keep children safe from child trafficking and family displacement. My research into whether the displacement of children from their  … [see more]

"Ending the era of orphanages"

Tara Winkler

Founder & Managing Director / Author / TEDx | Cambodian Children's Trust

Battambang, Cambodia

I am the Managing Director of the Cambodian Children’s Trust (CCT), which I established in 2007 in order to rescue fourteen children from a corrupt and abusive orphanage. I have since led CCT through a number of significant organisational changes, including the closure of the initial CCT orphanage in favour of a family-based care model.  … [see more]

"Learning while observing"

Francesca Fedeli

President and Cofounder | Fightthestroke & Mirrorable

Milano, Italy

When my son Mario was just 10 days old he was diagnosed as having had a perinatal stroke in the right side of his brain, which left him unable to move the left side of his body. My partner Robert D'Angelo and I founded FightTheStroke.org to gather and share the experiences of families who have  … [see more]

"I'mpossible"

Daniel M. Pallotta

Founder & President | Charity Defense Council

Topsfield, MA, United States

I'm gay, married to my husband Jimmy for 16 years. We have three beautiful children - triplets actually - who are eight years old. I'm committed to personal transformation in the world. I created the AIDSRides and Breast Cancer 3-Days - we took 182,000 people on the civic heroic adventure of their lives, and raised  … [see more]

"Nurturing the Future"

Howard Morgan

Partner | First Round Capital

New York, United States

I love working with young people and nurturing their ideas. First as a Professor at Cornell, Caltech and Penn, and for the last 34 years as an angel and seed stage venture capitalist. I have helped grow companies such as Idealab, Pandora, Uber, and several hundred others. There are a lot of ways I like  … [see more]

"Growing Small Business and Social Business"

Chrissy Crust

Director | Chrissy Crust Consulting

Sydney, Australia

After years of wandering through a maze of jobs, I fell into small business ownership at around the same time as I discovered social enterprise. Business that has a social purpose at it's heart made perfect sense to me. Don't get stuck on definitions, let's just all contribute something. I now work with both models  … [see more]

"Be Brighter"

Jeremy Wall

Founder & CEO | Lumenus

Raleigh, United States

I'm a futurist, outdoorsman, designer, and creator. I love to make new things and push the boundaries. I'm an explorer of the unknown and always up for an adventure. Lumenus is pioneering the realm of wearable technology through the creation of smart-clothing designed to save lives. By embedding intelligent LEDs into garments and accessories and  … [see more]

"win/win/win"

Kane Wylie

Director

Sydney, Australia

I'm an Entrepreneur at heart and love the impact that a growing business can have on an individual, a team, a family, a community, city, country and even the world. I look to add value and solve problems in a way that is win/win/win. Typically I'm in technology however it is communication - listening and  … [see more]

Hannah Tribe

Architect | Tribe Studio

Sydney, Australia

I am the Founder and Principal of Tribe Studio Architects. We just love designing things. We do houses, hotels, apartments, public spaces, educational work, interiors, door handles, lights, whole cities ... I studied architecture at Cornell University and the University of Sydney graduating with First Class Honours and the University Medal. I also received the  … [see more]

Chantal Abouchar

CEO | The Studio

Sydney, Australia

The Studio is a community, platform and HUB (yet to launch) for media-tech and creative-tech startups. Its underlying purpose is to strengthen and develop the Australian media, entertainment, games and creative industries by fostering and supporting tech startups and facilitating engagement and opportunities for these startups across other industries. The Studio is a not-for-profit organisation.  … [see more]

"Making a difference"

Udayan Goyal

Managing Partner | Apis Partners

London, Great Britain

I am passionate about financial inclusion and bringing the unbanked into the formal financial economy. I am the Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner of Apis Partners, a private equity manager focused on Financial Services in Growth Markets based in London. I was the co-founder and managing partner of Anthemis Group SA, and currently serve on its  … [see more]

"Democratizing healthcare access"

Ram Sahasranam

Co-Founder & President | Praxify Technologies Inc

Bangalore, India

In my brief career, I have been an investment banker, serial entrepreneur, idea evangelist and race car enthusiast. In my current avatar, I am a digital health entrepreneur with a vision to democratize healthcare access globally. I co-founded Praxify Technologies, to catalyze the post electronic health record era by enabling value added mobile plugins that  … [see more]

"Its love that leads to right action. Celebrate impermanence!"

Laura Berland

Founder, CMO, Activist | Talking Yoga, StarTalk Radio

Sag Harbor, NY, United States

I love developing solutions for good at the intersection of digital technology and yoga/mindfulness/meditation/science. Most recently I've been building StarTalk Radio with Neil deGrasse Tyson into a Top Ten iTunes podcast and NatGeo TV show. Now I'm launching Talking Yoga, an online learning community and service network to share yoga wisdom from ongoing conversations between  … [see more]

"Your Advocacy, Policy and Linguistic Experts"

Danielle Turkov

Founder/Consultant | Active International Consulting

Brussels, Belgium

I believe that creativity, empathy and a debating culture can move us as people forward and encourage a 'democracy' that fulfills society's needs. I founded a consultancy in the hub of the European Union providing expertise in political global advocacy. I work on a variety of cultural integration, regional cooperation and fundamental rights projects. My  … [see more]

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